Thursday, September 15, 2011
Pretty colors highlight sad truth.
Taken from http://www.remappingdebate.org/map-data-tool/growing-set-state-abortion-restrictions-visualized?page=0%2C0.
A very colorful, yet very humbling, chart was created by remappingdebate.org to provide visual imagery to the increase in abortion legislation. Go to the website. It has a lot of really good data on there about what bills have passed in which states, how many providers exist where, and more. I find it so devastating to know that women's bodies are being this heavily regulated and that access to safe care is becoming exponentially harder to access right before our eyes. I will NOT sit quietly and watch as women have to revert to coat hangers & back-alley butchers while conservative white men* get their way, forcing their morals on the rest of us and then leaving us to bear the brunt. Abortions shouldn't have to be a common event but they do have to be safe, accessible, de-stigmatized, and offered without undo burden to all women.
* Yes, I am stereotyping. But having sat in some of my local house of representative legislation sessions about when to define the start of life, I have seen that there is some truth behind the stereotype.